Albert Edward Hollinghurst was born at Bootle in 1887. He was the son of William Hollinghurst and Ann Hollinghurst (nee Pugh).
 
His parents, who were both born in Liverpool, were married at St.George's C.of E. Church, Everton on the 13th April 1873. William Hollinghurst was employed as a joiner.
 
Albert Edward was one of eleven children, seven of whom survived into adulthood. His known siblings were; Mary Ellen (born in 1874), Charles Henry (born in 1875), William (born in 1880), Margaret (born in 1882), Annie (born in 1883) Arthur (born in 1892).  
 
The family lived at 27 Marsh Street, Kirkdale in 1881, at 1 Humber Street, Kirkdale in 1891, at 24 Euston Street, Walton in 1901, at 112 Bedford Road, Bootle in 1901 and at 24, Stanley Road., Bootle after the war. 
 
Albert Edward was working as a grocer's assistant in 1911. He enlisted with the King's Liverpool Regiment at Bootle. The CWGC list him with the 13th Battalion but Soldiers Died in the Great War say he was with the 18th Battalion at the time of his death.
 
He was killed in action on the 31st August 1918. His family were issued with the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
 
A request for information concerning his fate appeared in the Liverpool Echo on the 16th December 1918. His photo appeared in the report and is reproduced here with the kind permission of the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo.
 
WOUNDED AND MISSING.
   Reported wounded and missing August 31 last, Lance-corporal A.E. Hollinghurst, A Company, 13th K.L.R. Any information thankfully received by his parents at 24, Stanley-road, Bootle.

Liverpool Echo 16th December 1918